May 2011

May 18, 2011


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May 18, 2011


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May 18, 2011


This is a test page to test out keyword, area, and need searching. The keyword search works as normal. There are a couple of test articles that are tagged to test out "area" and "need" searching.

If you select the area radio button and enter "oahu", you should find an article named searchtest_area_oahu.

If you select the need radio button and enter "shopping", you should find an article named searchtest_need_shopping.

Tagging an article is easy, you just put the tag type and field in the metainfo->keywords field. For example, "area:oahu" or "need:shopping". Read more »

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May 18, 2011

Purse-ons of Interest

Those May rainstorms have blown out to sea and it’s time for some real spring cleaning – in your purse.

To toss: your emergency umbrella, scarf, and spare cardigan.
To pack: your emergency bikini, an extra tank top, and a spare set of barely-there sandals.

Longer days and balmy evenings mean you’re ready for some breezy living. Do it with one of these toteworthy bags we found for every moment of your endless summer nights.

Lei Chic Float Your Tote
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May 17, 2011

A Fine Line

Lei ChicWhen you were little, summer was a magical time.

No homework. Long days at the beach. And there was that one afternoon you were truly swept off your feet by the tiny treasures you discovered in the pools the tide left behind.

Rediscover your childhood wonder with delicate necklaces guaranteed to bring back a wave of memories.

Abby Eaton began creating jewelry as fundraisers for her childrens' athletic events. Now that... Read more »

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May 17, 2011

Off the Chain

Lei ChicCropped, cuffed skinny jeans are in. Wearing them in acid wash with a matching jacket put you on the out. Feather earrings are in. But apparently, trying them with your newly feathered bangs was definitely out.

You know all too well it’s a fine line between fashion diva and disaster. Strike that delicate balance with necklaces by Abby Eaton.

The mother of three began creating her jewelry to sell alongside cookies as fundraisers for her... Read more »

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May 16, 2011

Movers and Bakers

Lei ChicThe operation was supposed to be simple; make dessert for those hungry, hungry hippos at your little one’s birthday party. But one taste and your heart goes kerplunk — your treats turned out more sorry! than candy land.

Hopscotch over to the new Fairycakes mobile cupcakery.

The moving sweet shop is the baby of Pei Chen and Wendy Awai, two moms who met during their children’s swimming lessons. They turned to friend Eliza Hall, a professional baker, to make their wish for keiki-ready cakes come... Read more »

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May 14, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, May 14, 2011

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Five-O Farewell
Admit it, you started watching for the scenery but now you're a bonafide Five-O fan (despite the bad pidgin speak). Come out of the closet for Apartment3's season finale viewing party. Sip on show-inspired drinks like the Book'em Dan-O featuring rum, pineapple, and fittingly, a dash of bitters. Jump in on trivia and drinking games for prizes such as a cast-signed script or tickets to this summer's Paramore or Incubus concerts. Read more »

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May 13, 2011

Plan of Auction

Lei ChicDesigner duds at a discount? You’re sold.

Digging through racks of rejects, dodging elbows and waiting in line while a cashier-in-training rings up all the wrong things? That’s a deal breaker.

Sometimes you want the treasure without the hunt.

Now you can find a sure thing in an unlikely spot. eBay has teamed up with designer Derek Lam for an exclusive new line you won’t have to bid, borrow, and steal for.

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May 12, 2011

Weekend Picks - May 12, 2011

Lei ChicChill
One Noir Round
You missed happy hour all week, now say bonsoir to Brasserie Du Vin's new late night. The French cafe is launching Noir with a discounted menu for your evening munchies. On tap, tasty tidbits like escargot for half price and fresh cucumber, black pepper and gin martinis.
When: Every Saturday, 9 p.m. - midnight
Where: Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St.
Details: Call 808.545.1115 for the weekly... Read more »

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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